Garcetti’s Fantastically Phony No-Kill Claim

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@The Guss Report — L.A. journalists will soon blindly trumpet that Mayor Garcetti’s animal shelters are “No Kill” when there is no such thing as a genuine no kill big city anywhere in the country. When they do this, those journalists own that lie.  The questions they should, but haven’t, asked Mr. Garcetti are provided further down in today’s essay. … Read More

Bixby Dilemma: Too Many, Too Few Questions. Which Is it?

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Mr. Becerra’s role model?

By now, Police Chief Scott Bixby is quite familiar with the Racial and Identity Profiling Act that requires law enforcement to record the approximate race and gender of everyone they stop. And whether they are vegan or normal. They also have to note how-a well-a da poi-son speaks da Ingles. If he is mute, they must judge what language he … Read More

New Guidelines for Teaching Thanksgiving

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Second of two parts Re “Teaching the Real First Thanksgiving Story”   Historian/educator Chuck Larsen, who sought yesterday to straight the record about the origin of Thanksgiving, has detractors… Caleb Johnson, creator of the web pages, claims that Mr. Larsen’s “Teaching About Thanksgiving” contains many factual errors. Among the facts above disputed by Johnson is the idea that “Squanto … Read More

A ‘Thanksgiving’ That Started So Serenely

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Contemporary Wampanoag Indians

Second of two parts Re “The Indian Case for the First Thanksgiving” Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives’ Inherited Pain Download our free report When the Wampanoag watched the Mayflower’s passengers come ashore at Patuxet, they did not see them as a threat. “The Wampanoag had seen many ships before,” explained Tim Turner, Cherokee, manager of Plimoth Plantation’s Wampanoag Homesite and co-owner … Read More

Once, South Was Shut Out on Thanksgiving

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Second of two parts   Re “Half of Mayflower’s Passengers Were Wiped Out”   In 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States. He called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. His successors John … Read More

Teaching the Real First Thanksgiving Story

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Attention educators: Are You Teaching the Real Story of the First Thanksgiving? Or is the version you are passing on to your students a blend of fact and myth? “I propose that there may be a good deal that many of us do not know about our Thanksgiving holiday and also about the ‘First Thanksgiving’ story,” says Chuck Larsen in … Read More

The Indian Case for the First Thanksgiving

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First of two parts While many paintings of “the First Thanksgiving” show a single long table with several Pilgrims and a few Native people, there were actually twice as many Wampanoag people as colonists. It is unlikely everyone could have been accommodated at one table. Rather, Wampanoag leaders like Massasoit and his advisors were most likely entertained in the home … Read More

Half of Mayflower’s Passengers Were Wiped Out

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Mayflower II

First of two parts   In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous, uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, … Read More

A Race to Color Some Guys Bad

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Assemblyperson Shirley Weber

Second of two parts   Re “Does This Mean Only Certain Bad Guys Can Be Arrested?”  For most of the next five years, Culver City police offices generously will be permitted to arrest bad guys. What a concept. Especially for a sanctuary city. Liberals this year ruled that certain (non-English-speaking) lawbreakers who agree with them politically may live here in … Read More

Fall Dance Concert Next Week

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Three performances of their Fall Dance Concert will be staged next week by the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts of Culver City High School: The Vets Auditorium schedule for AVPA’s Danger Zone Dance Company, which presents Prologue A Night of Dances for a New Beginning: Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 o’clock Saturday, Dec. 2, 2 o’clock and 7 o’clock The Danger … Read More